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Create While You Wait – Pirate Pack

Ahoy matey! Congratulations, you have proven you have what it takes to be a member of the Helium Arts Pirate Crew! Well done on completing your pirate pack, but we have one more challenge waiting for you… We’re going to be transforming an average cardboard tea box into a colourful treasure chest to hide all your special treasures in!

Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on social media using #HeliumPirateCrew hashtag and register with Helium Arts here for more adventures.


What you’ll need:

  • Barry’s Tea/Lyons Tea box (empty)
  • White paint/coloured paper
  • Paint Brushes/ Markers, Glue

Step by step:

You can also download written instructions with creative tips for both parent/caregiver and child here.

To find out more about Helium Arts and our range of programmes, you can register with us by contacting us at and a member of our team will be in touch.

Helium Arts empowers children living with illness through their creativity and the arts, inspiring those who care for them and supporting creative healthy environments. For more info, go to

This pack has been developed through  our Creative Health Programme with artist Siobhán Clancy in consultation  with children aged 5-12, book maker and  artist Éilis Murphy and the Helium Arts  Team, leading up to this Covid friendly  version adapted from the original by  artist Chelsea Canavan. 

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Helium Arts is a registered charity and compliant with the requirements of the Charities Regulator, the national regulatory authority for charities in Ireland


CHY Number: 19236
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20075200
Companies Registration Office: 486621


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Co. Westmeath
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